SXSW 2020 [Canceled]

Official SXSW 2020 events were canceled due to the City of Austin’s declaring a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 emergency.

Prior to the cancellation, there were at least 75 Canadians scheduled to perform:

    • ACTORS (Vancouver)
    • Ada Lea (Montreal)
    • AHI (Brampton)
    • Alex Nicol (Montreal)
    • Art d’Ecco (Victoria)
    • Automelodi (Montreal)
    • Bad Waitress (Toronto)
    • Basia Bulat (Montreal)
    • Begonia (Winnipeg)
    • Billy Raffoul (Leamington)
    • Bodywash (Montreal)
    • Boniface (Winnipeg)
    • Cadence Weapon (Toronto)
    • CARYS (Toronto)
    • Catherine MacLellan (Wellington)
    • Common Holly (Montreal)
    • Corridor (Montreal)
    • Dan Mangan (Vancouver)
    • DAX (Ottawa)
    • Devarrow (Halifax)
    • Devours (Vancouver)
    • Did You Die (Vancouver)
    • Donald Lauture (Montreal)
    • Elephant Stone (Montreal)
    • Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine (Ottawa)
    • ELLEVATOR (Toronto)
    • Ellis (Hamilton)
    • Forever (Montreal)
    • FRANKIIE (Vancouver)
    • The Franklin Electric (Montreal)
    • Gloin (Toronto)
    • Goodbye Honolulu (Toronto)
    • Gunner & Smith (Saskatoon)
    • Haviah Mighty (Toronto)
    • HERO (Montreal)
    • Hot Garbage (Toronto)
    • Ice Cream (Toronto)
    • Iskwē (Hamilton)
    • Jane’s Party (Toronto)
    • Jeremie Albino (Toronto)
    • JJ Wilde (Kitchener)
    • Joël (Toronto)
    • JP Saxe (Toronto)
    • Kayla Diamond (Toronto)
    • Kiwi Jr. (Toronto)
    • Land of Talk (Montreal)
    • Le Couleur (Montreal)
    • Legal Vertigo (Montreal)
    • Leif Vollebekk (Montreal)
    • Lido Pimienta (Toronto)
    • Little Coyote (Whitehorse)
    • Lou Canon (Toronto)
    • Luna Li (Toronto)
    • Maddee (Toronto)
    • The Man Who (Toronto)
    • Mark Woodyard (Vancouver)
    • Meltt (Vancouver)
    • Meryem Saci (Montreal)
    • Miesha & The Spanks (Calgary)
    • Miss Shelton (Montreal)
    • Naya Ali (Montreal)
    • Neck of the Woods (Vancouver)
    • Necking (Vancouver)
    • Neon Dreams (Halifax)
    • Nonso Amadi (Toronto)
    • Partner (Windsor)
    • PONY (Toronto)
    • Port Juvee (Calgary)
    • Roman Clarke (Winnipeg)
    • Samantha Michelle (Toronto)
    • Sarah Burton (Toronto)
    • Saya (Toronto)
    • Sebastian Gaskin (Winnipeg)
    • Shah (Toronto)
    • Shay Lia (Montreal)
    • Snotty Nose Rez Kids (Vancouver)
    • Tallies (Toronto)
    • Thanya Iyer (Montreal)
    • TIZI (Montreal)
    • TÖME (Toronto)
    • Whitney Rose
    • WHOOP-Szo (London)
    • Wire Spine (Vancouver)
    • Zen Bamboo (Montreal)

SXSW 2019

Featuring 61 Canadian artists announced so far:

  • AfrotroniX (Montreal)
  • Altameda (Edmonton)
  • Anemone (Montreal)
  • Art d’Ecco (Gulf Islands, BC)
  • Baby FuzZ (Montreal)
  • Blessed (Abbotsford, BC)
  • Broken Social Scene (Toronto)
  • Bülow (Toronto)
  • Chastity (Whitby, ON)
  • Close Talker (Saskatoon, SK)
  • Construction & Destruction (Port Greville, NS)
  • Dead Soft (Vancouver)
  • Dirty Nil, The (Dundas, ON)
  • DJ Rosegold (Toronto)
  • Doomsquad (Toronto)
  • Dopey’s Robe (Vancouver)
  • Elisapie (Montreal)
  • Ellis (Hamilton)
  • Elwins, The (Keswick, ON)
  • Emilie Kahn (Montreal)
  • Forever (Montreal)
  • Ghostly Kisses (Quebec)
  • Goodbye Honolulu (Toronto)
  • Graham Van Pelt (Toronto)
  • Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra (Montreal)
  • Heartstreets (Montreal)
  • Helena Deland (Montreal)
  • Hillsburn (Halifax, NS)
  • Hubert Lenoir (Quebec)
  • In Mirrors (Vancouver)
  • Joel Eel (Toronto)
  • John Jacob Magistery (Montreal)
  • JP Saxe (Toronto)
  • Kai Exos (Toronto)
  • Kandle (Victoria, BC)
  • La Chinga (Vancouver)
  • La Force (Montreal)
  • Lennon Stella (East York, ON)
  • Les Louanges (Quebec)
  • Living Hour (Winnipeg)
  • Liza (Toronto)
  • LolaBunz (Toronto)
  • Mariachi Ghost, The (Winnipeg)
  • Melanie Brulée (Cornwall, ON)
  • Mise en Scene (Winnipeg)
  • Moonshine (Montreal)
  • More or Les (Toronto)
  • MUNYA (Saguenay, QC)
  • Murray Lightburn (Montreal)
  • Odonis Odonis (Toronto)
  • Ouri (Montreal)
  • Pottery (Montreal)
  • Rich Aucoin (Halifax, NS)
  • Royal Canoe (Winnipeg)
  • Saint Lo (Montreal)
  • Sick Things, The (Montreal)
  • Small Glories, The (Winnipeg)
  • Soran (Montreal)
  • Sorry Girls (Montreal)
  • Strumbellas, The (Toronto)
  • Tallies (Toronto)
  • Taylor Janzen (Winnipeg)
  • TiKA (Toronto)
  • True Creature (Vancouver)
  • Tunic (Winnipeg)
  • Twist (Toronto)
  • Viva Non (Winnipeg)
  • Wake Island (Montreal)
  • Yves Jarvis (Montreal)

SXSW 2018

Download our handy, printable pocket guides showing the time and location of every Canadian performance throughout the week!

Featuring at least 111 Canadian acts, including:

  • Acid House Ragas (Montreal)
  • AHI (Brampton, ON)
  • Anemone (Montreal)
  • ANGELZ (Quebec City, QC)
  • Automelodi (Montreal)
  • Beams (Toronto)
  • Big Lean (Toronto)
  • Black Pistol Fire (Toronto/Austin)
  • Blessed (Abbotsford, BC)
  • Bodywash (Montreal)
  • Boniface (Winnipeg, MB)
  • Boogat (Montreal)
  • Bruno Belissimo (Toronto/Italy)
  • Cadence Weapon (Edmonton, AB)
  • Casper Skulls (Toronto)
  • Chris Stylez (Toronto)
  • CMDWN (Toronto)
  • Common Deer (Toronto)
  • Common Holly (Montreal)
  • Corridor (Montreal)
  • The Dead South (Regina, SK)
  • Dearly Beloved (Toronto)
  • Dear Rouge (Vancouver)
  • Devontée (Toronto)
  • DillanPonders (Toronto)
  • Dizzy (Oshawa, ON)
  • DJ Rosegold (Toronto)
  • Drama Diablo (Toronto)
  • Elephant Stone (Montreal)
  • Ensign Broderick (Toronto)
  • Essaie Pas (Montreal)
  • Faith Healer (Edmonton, AB)
  • Faiza (Toronto)
  • Forever (Montreal)
  • FRIGS (Toronto)
  • Friyie (Toronto)
  • Ghost Twin (Winnipeg, MB)
  • Grand Analog (Toronto)
  • Greys (Toronto)
  • Grounders (Toronto)
  • Gulfer (Montreal)
  • The Hearts (Edmonton, AB)
  • Helena Deland (Montreal)
  • I M U R (Vancouver)
  • Japandroids (Vancouver)
  • Jessie Reyez (Toronto)
  • JiMMY BRiCKZ (Toronto)
  • John Acquaviva (London, ON)
  • John Jacob Magistery (Montreal)
  • Josiah Bell (WIndsor, ON)
  • Killy (Toronto)
  • Kimmortal (Vancouver)
  • Le Couleur (Montreal)
  • Lido Pimienta (Toronto)
  • Lisa LeBlanc (Montreal)
  • Little Destroyer (Vancouver)
  • Living Hour (Winnipeg, MB)
  • LNDN DRGS / Jay Worthy (Vancouver)
  • Look Vibrant (Montreal)
  • Loud Luxury (Toronto)
  • Lucette (Edmonton, AB)
  • Ludo (Montreal)
  • MADDEE (Toronto)
  • Mauno (Halifax, NS)
  • Men I Trust (Montreal)
  • METZ (Toronto)
  • Michael Rault (Montreal)
  • Milk & Bone (Montreal)
  • Missy D (Vancouver)
  • Moonshine (Montreal)
  • Motel Raphael (Montreal)
  • Murda Beatz (Fort Erie, ON)
  • MY!GAY!HUSBAND! (Vancouver)
  • NITE (Winnipeg/Dallas)
  • NUE (Toronto)
  • Ori Dagan (Toronto)
  • Ought (Montreal)
  • Partner (Windsor, ON)
  • Pat Lok (Vancouver)
  • Peach Pit (Vancouver)
  • Pierre Kwenders (Montreal)
  • PKEW PKEW PKEW (Toronto)
  • Promise (Toronto)
  • Quique Escamilla (Toronto)
  • Redd Volkaert (Vancouver)
  • RYAN Playground (Montreal)
  • Said the Whale (Vancouver)
  • Sampson (Halifax, NS)
  • Samurai Champs (Saskatoon, SK)
  • Sarahmée (Montreal)
  • Savannah Ré (Toronto)
  • Scenic Route to Alaska (Edmonton, AB)
  • Sean Leon (Toronto)
  • Shope (Toronto)
  • Shred Kelly (Fernie, BC)
  • Skratch Bastid (Toronto)
  • SonReal (Vernon, BC)
  • Strvngers (Edmonton, AB)
  • Tasha the Amazon (Toronto)
  • Terra Lightfoot (Hamilton, ON)
  • TiKA (Toronto)
  • UNIMERCE (Toronto)
  • U.S. Girls (Toronto)
  • Wake Island (Montreal)
  • The Weather Station (Toronto)
  • The Wet Secrets (Edmonton, AB)
  • Whitney Rose (PEI/Toronto/Austin)
  • Wire Spine (Vancouver)
  • Yamantaka // Sonic Titan (Toronto)
  • Yung Tory (Toronto)
  • Ziibiwan (Toronto)

Previously announced artists no longer listed:

  • Chastity (Whitby, ON)
  • Ellevator (Hamilton, ON)
  • Heartstreets (Montreal)
  • Moon King (Toronto/Detroit)
  • Zen Bamboo (Montreal)
  • Zoology (Kelowna, BC)

LIGHTS tix and more SXSW artists!

Tune in today to win tickets to LIGHTS at Emo’s! Image: Matt Barnes via People

Tune in today for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see LIGHTS, performing Friday, Feb. 16 at Emo’s! We’ll have not one but two chances to win, so keep that dialing finger on the digits beginning at 4:30!

Along with the giveaway, we’ll be spinning more tracks by some of the 72 Canadian artists so far announced as playing this year’s South By Southwest Music Festival, including Chastity, Common Deer, Common Holly, Grounders, Gulfer, Living Hour, and Look Vibrant. In the five o’clock hour, we’ll also have special four-song spotlight on Moneen, with tracks both from their early days and from their emo peak in the mid-2000s.

And we’re not done yet—we’ve also got great tracks by Breeze, Charlotte Cardin, Code Pie, Cookie Duster, Steady Phase, Tree Speak, YESS WOAH, and Young Galaxy.

That’s all happening today at 4:30 PM Central. Join Justin the Canuck for 90 minutes of Canadian indie tunes, on the Austin airwaves at 91.7 FM and online, broadcasting to the world, at KOOP.org.